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Senior tax exemption approval continues

With discussion continuing on the amount of the rebate to be distributed to low-income seniors Ordinance #2018-16 passed assembly muster at yet another reading Monday evening. Annual rebates of $300...

 

Big, dark eyes

A harbor seal and her pup haul out on the ice at LeConte Bay on Monday on a warm and sunny day....

 

Rates remain the same in new SEAPA budget

Meeting in Wrangell this week, board members with Southeast Alaska Power Agency approved a municipal rebate and power rates for the coming year. Headquartered in Ketchikan, the organization generates...

 

Yesterday's News

June 21, 1918 Assistant District Attorney Regan visited in town while the City of Seattle was in port. He stated that he noted with pleasure the clean and orderly appearance of the town and complimented officials and citizens generally upon the fact...

 

Borough Assembly evaluates manager

The Borough Assembly and Mayor evaluated the manager's job performance and generally agreed he exceeded job performance standards in most categories. In his summary rating he got one vote for...

 

COMMENTARY: Manager responds to evaluation process

In response to my annual performance appraisal, I would like to offer some commentary. First, thank you to the Assembly, the Department Heads and the Community for your ongoing faith in my ability to help the Petersburg Borough. Your support is what...

 

Triem intends to submit trust fund accounting

Petersburg attorney Fred Triem intends to reply to an order from Superior Court Judge Louis Menendez to render a full accounting of the Hanson Class Trust Funds as required by a court order dated June 14. Triem told the Pilot the due date for the inf...

 

Icicle Seafoods brings Julianne Curry onboard as Public Affairs Manager

Icicle Seafoods, Inc. reports that Julianne Curry, a fourth-generation family fisherman and advocate for the Alaska seafood industry, has been named the company's Public Affairs Manager. "Julianne...

 

Assembly names Kerr new Police Chief

The Petersburg Borough Assembly concurred with the manager's selection of James Kerr to be Petersburg's next police chief. Kerr is currently a sergeant with the department and has worked there since...

 

Police Report

June 13 — AST was notified of a deer hit by a vehicle at Blind River Rapids. June 14 — A stolen bicycle was later found to have been borrowed by a friend. Debit cards were turned into the PPD. June 15 — Officers assisted EMS with transport of...

 

Petersburg Fishing Report

King Salmon Additional marine waters in the Petersburg and Wrangell area are now open to the harvest of king salmon beginning June 15. In these areas the regional bag and possession limits apply: The bag and possession limit (residents and...

 
 By Savann Guthrie    News    June 21, 2018

Local student takes third in statewide competition

Nine year old Grace Morrison is no stranger to the spotlight. She regularly gets perfect attendance at Rae C. Stedman Elementary. At Award Assemblies she and her schoolmates are called up front in a g...

 

Parts of southeast Alaska experience drought conditions

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Parts of southeast Alaska are experiencing drought conditions following a winter and spring with lackluster snowfall and rain, according to the National Weather Service. Ketchikan received 11.2 inches (28.5 centimeters) of...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 21, 2018

SEARHC confirms affiliation with Wrangell on hospital

WRANGELL — In a press release last Friday, Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium announced it will officially move forward with formalizing an affiliation with the City and Borough of...

 

First bears

The Kerr brothers both shot black bears on Mitkof Island last month. Kaleb's bear scored 16-14/16" skull and was 5'9" from nose to tail. He made the shot from 147 yards with a .308 rifle. The eight...

 

Roost view

A view of the Sukoi Islands and the Coastal Mountain range as viewed from the Raven's Roost Trail....

 

Cruise ship company pushes to expand Alaska tourism season

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) —Gov. Bill Walker has signed into law state spending bills, rejecting funding for a south-central Alaska bridge project and a Vitamin D deficiency study. Walker vetoed $2.5 million for the dormant Knik Arm crossing project. He...

 

Obituary: Kevin Nicholas Volk

Kevin Nicholas Volk passed away at Petersburg Medical Center on June 15 2018, from complications due to gastric cancer. His wife and children were holding his hands during the last beat of his heart.... Full story

 

"Krazy" about Kayaking

A kayaker makes his way through bergie bits at LeConte Glacier last week....

 

Alaska official floats idea of taxing pot based on THC

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska official floated the idea of taxing the state's legal marijuana industry based on the ingredient that produces a high at a meeting Wednesday with industry representatives and regulators. Erika McConnell, director of...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 21, 2018

District 35 candidates preparing for upcoming elections

With the legislative season wrapping up in May, candidates for Alaska's primaries and general elections have begun preparing themselves for voters' consideration in the coming months. This year House...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    June 21, 2018

China to add additional 25% tariff on seafood imports

Shockwaves rocked the Alaska seafood industry when China announced on Friday that it will add an additional 25 percent tariff on seafood imports starting July 6 in retaliation to Trump’s trade war. “The 25 percent will be added to the current...

 

Black bear cub mortally injured by illegal wolf trap

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Juneau man could face criminal charges after one of his wolf traps mortally wounded a black bear cub, Alaska State Troopers said. A group of hikers found the cub severely injured near the Ready Bouillon Creek in late May...

 

Alaska officials hope to avoid confusion over new vote-by-mail system in 2018

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Officials with the state and with Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage, hope to avoid any confusion about voting in this year’s primary and general elections. Anchorage has moved to a vote-by-mail system for its local election...

 

Bakos film wins four Awards of Excellence

Filmmaker Kelly Bakos of Petersburg, Alaska has won four prestigious Awards of Excellence from The Accolade Global Film Competition. The awards were given for her feature length documentary film, A...

 

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